Center Focus

Bean Bag Throw-and-Catch

  1. This is a great activity to help students improve their hand-eye coordination, targeting skills, and response time.
  2. Students work in pairs for this activity. They start with one foot (1') between them, facing each other. They toss the bag back and forth, each taking a step backward after they have succesfully completed the throw-and-catch at that distance (two throws, two catches for each distance).
  3. They continue in this fashion until the bag hits the ground. They should then measure the distance at which they ended.
  4. Have them do several sets, measuring each time.
  5. When they are finished, have them briefly write about the results, discussing if they improved, how far they went, and the average distance thrown.

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